1/22/2019, 11:18pm

The Danger zone: new UMN class hopes to spark creativity with improv

Tane Danger, a University of Minnesota alumni and local improv comedian, promises to arm these students with the tools for spontaneous creativity by applying the principles of improvisational comedy. His new class, Improvisation for Design, includes exercises that improv comedians use to practice creative thinking. 

1/20/2019, 11:07pm

The bittersweet life of sugar babies at the University of Minnesota

SeekingArrangement is an online companionship service, which markets itself to college students as a way to make money and mitigate student debt. Many students have used the service to connect with men and women by exchanging companionship, intimacy and often sex for fancy dinners, money and gifts. Though services like SeekingArrangement can be empowering, some say there are safety and legal risks associated with this type of work, which can take an emotional toll. 

1/20/2019, 11:05pm

Shutdown stirs uncertainty for UMN researchers

As the University of Minnesota spends $500,000 a day for research projects typically funded by the federal government, a continued federal government shutdown sows uncertainty for the future of landmark projects throughout campus. 

1/20/2019, 11:02pm

New program aims to cut research waste

Efforts are underway by the University of Minnesota’s recycling program to make research laboratories on campus less wasteful. A pilot program was rolled out in Nils Hasselmo Hall this month to collect polypropylene plastic, which includes lab materials like test tubes and pipettes.

1/16/2019, 1:48pm

Another delay for University buildings renaming report

The report generated by the University Task Force on Building Names and Institutional History was originally planned to be released in November. It was then postponed to December, and then even further to the middle of January. The report has now received its third delay, according to a University spokesperson.